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Policy 5215

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

I. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to restate the institution's commitment to diversity.

II. Policy

Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Anyone with questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at 434.395.2391 (V); 800-828-1120 (TT Relay).

This policy represents a commitment by Longwood University to support the practice, spirit and good-faith effort of equal opportunity beyond mere compliance with government regulations. Longwood administrators, management staff and supervisors are responsible for supporting and following this policy in their respective areas. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students are expected to understand and support this important policy.

Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, September 7, 2002.
Revised and approved by the Board of Visitors, June 15, 2006.